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Torfaera, Iceland’s off-road mania

Akranes, Iceland | AFP |  After more than half a century, revving engines in the tough off-road sport known locally as “torfaera” still draw crowds who love the noise and daring drivers. It’s late summer and Akrafjall mountain, which looms over the small town of Akranes, has been turned into a …

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Southern Niger reels after Nigeria closes borders

Dan Issa, Niger | AFP | Nothing crosses into Nigeria and nothing comes out. It’s hermetically sealed,” said Amadou Idi, sitting in a makeshift shelter to keep out of the rain, and reflecting on the downturn in his luck. “We twiddle our thumbs and pray.” Idi’s job is a transiting agent …

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76 Makerere University vehicles grounded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seventy six vehicles belonging to Makerere University are grounded, according to the institution’s Motorized Vehicle Inventory report. The 76 are part of 357 vehicles being run by Makerere University. Those grounded include motorcycles, double cabins, coasters, tractors, a TATA lorry and water tanker. The …

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MOTORING: Understand the `Overdrive’

It helps with overall driving in different conditions and gas mileage Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Most vehicles with an automatic transmission come with a standard overdrive (O/D) function on their gear shifter. Many of the newer vehicles being produced are no longer being built with these overdrive buttons, but they …

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Bobi Wine’s vehicles, grader rotting at Arua Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two vehicles belonging to Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East Member of parliament and a grader are rotting away at Arua Police football grounds, two months after they were impounded by police. The vehicles include a Toyota Tundra registration number UAT 416X, Toyota …

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MINISTER: There is no SGS vehicle inspection deadline

KADAGA: Stop the caution phase, stop the adverts on radio and TV as we wait for the committee to report Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER| Minister  of  Works Monica Azuba Ntege has clarified that there will be no deadline for the ongoing countrywide motor vehicle inspection. Azuba told Uganda’s parliament today that …

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VIDEO: URA explains vehicle registration taxes

VIDEO: URA explains vehicle registration taxes Motor Vehicle and motorcycle registration fees have for years been a subject of debate, with importers of cars and other properties accusing the tax body of taxing them highly. But the Uganda Revenue Authority Assistant Commissioner field services Stephen Magera, blames their tax burden …

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Gearing for Ugandan-made motor vehicles

By Isaac Khisa Paul Isaac Musasizi is the chief executive officer of Kiira Motors Project, the developers of the Kiira EV, an electric car conceptualized in Uganda. He spoke to Isaac Khisa about the prospects of local motor vehicle manufacturing. How is your leadership style as a CEO? I am …

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